He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whosoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.
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George Leo Haydock
Mercy. This is true repentance, which enjoins, "not only to bewail past sins, but also to amend. "(St. Ambrose, ii. Pen. v.)
Sacramental confession was not required of the Jews, but they confessed their sins, when they laid their hands on the victim, Leviticus iv., and v. (Calmet)